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7:20 AM ET, November 9, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple posts firmware v1.1.2 — goodbye jailbreak!  —  Looks like Apple just published firmware v1.1.2 for the iPhone; hit the download link to grab it yourself because iTunes hasn't yet gotten wise to the fact that it's out.  Details to follow, but don't expect jailbreak …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Releases Multi-file Uploader, Raises File Limits to 1 GB  —  YouTube just announced the availability for Windows users of a desktop uploader (install page here).  Users will now be able to do bulk file uploads.  The company also raised its file size limit from 100 MB to 1 GB.
Roger Thompson / Exploit Prevention Labs:
Alicia Keys MySpace page is hacked  —  Attacks on MySpace seem to be on the rise.  First, at the end of October, there were a number of links added as friend-comments that went via MySpace's open-redirector (MSPlinks) to exploit sites in China.  This was reported publicly on the FunSec mailing list.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Alicia Keys' MySpace Page Hacked
Discussion: Computerworld and Bits
Nate Weiner / the Idea Shower:
Block Facebook Beacon  —  So here I am, burning some brain cells and taking some time to relax playing a game on Kongregate, when a little window pops up in the corner of my screen and says "Kongregate is sending this to your Facebook profile: Nate played Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 at Kongregate."
Associated Press:
Sony CEO sees 'stalemate' in disc fight  —  NEW YORK - The head of Sony Corp., Howard Stringer, said Thursday that the Blu-ray disc format the company has developed as the successor to the DVD is in a "stalemate" with the competing HD DVD format, chiefly backed by Toshiba Corp. and Microsoft Corp.
Discussion: Engadget and RSS
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray's DRM crown jewel tarnished with crack of BD+
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Radiohead: comScore totally inaccurate  —  A New Music Express piece on Radiohead brings with it a rather large knee to the goolies for comScore, which came out with some numbers on downloads of the band's "pay what you want" album In Rainbows (I wrote about comScore's results here).
Stefanie Olsen / Webware.com:
WORDPRESS FOUNDER LOOKS INTO BLOGGING'S FUTURE  —  LAS VEGAS, Nev.—If you type "Matt" into the Google search bar, you won't immediately get results for the actor Matt Damon or the political site owner Matt Drudge, as you might expect.  —  Instead, the No. 1 listing points to the site of Matt Mullenweg …
Discussion: WebProNews and Joe Duck
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Adobe: Online Photoshop coming this year  —  MONTEREY, Calif.—Adobe Systems has committed to shipping a beta version of its online image-editing tool, Photoshop Express, this year, and said it will be complete in 2008.  —  "By late this year, we anticipate having a beta version," …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Sprint and Clearwire Nix WiMax Agreement [Wireless]  —  Sprint and Clearwire Nix WiMax Agreement  —  Given the shaky state of the WiMax unit of Sprint, the termination of its joint agreement with Clearwire to bring WiMax coverage to 100 million people comes as something of a surprise.
Kelly Jackson Higgins / darkREADING:
The World's Biggest Botnets  —  What makes three of today's largest botnets tick, what they're after - and a peek at the 'next' Storm  —  You know about the Storm Trojan, which is spread by the world's largest botnet.  But what you may not know is there's now a new peer-to-peer based botnet emerging that could blow Storm away.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digital Telepathy Helps You Build Your Web 2.0 Startup  —  San Diego based Digital Telepathy has changed direction from strategy-public relations to services, with a new model that will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted or needed a hand at getting their startup ideas off the ground.
Discussion: 1000 Flowers Bloom
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek to push desktop version Eee PC next year  —  Asustek Computer is developing a desktop version Eee PC which it hopes to launch in 2008, according to Jonathan Tseng, president of marketing at Asustek.  Tseng noted that the PC will not include a display, but further specifications and pricing are still under evaluation.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Gadget Lab and I4U News
Cris Castello / Google LatLong:
How's the weather?  —  A wise man once said, "I ain't often right, but I've never been wrong."  When it comes to weather forecasts, this certainly rings true.  You always remember that day when you planned a picnic because it was supposed to be sunny and it ended up raining.
Xbox-Scene News:
New Xbox360 Error Code: 2 Red 2 Green Lights?  —  >> Logic-Sunrise.com posted a video of a new error code they found on a Falcon Xbox 360 console.  They suggest it might be 'the new RRoD' for falcon boards, but it looks a bit unlikely MS would change their error codes as it would complicate support a lot.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
 
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
First Look at Firefox 3.0 [Screenshot Tour]
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Josh Quittner / Fortune:
OMG!!! The end of online stupidity?
Discussion: Digg
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
UK set for military space launch
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
AT&T Considering Scary, Content-Recognizing Anti-Piracy Filter …
Discussion: DSLreports and Techdirt
Raj Patel / CrunchGear:
Halo 3 downloadable content coming soon?
Discussion: Ubergizmo
GameBrink.Com:
Nintendo DS TV Tuner In Action
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Tech Blog
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
The return of Yahoo FinanceVision [Rumormonger]
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
HP goes octal with workstations
Discussion: TechSpot News
 Earlier Items: 
Riva Richmond / SmartMoney.com:
Allen & Co. Invests In Mobile Product-Search Startup
Discussion: HipMojo.com
John Leyden / The Register:
Website for computer security experts hacked
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Blogcosm Challenges Technorati, Techmeme to Parse the Blogosphere
investor.shareholder.com:
LookSmart Announces Sale of FindArticles.com
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
The iPod/iTunes link IS monopolistic
Louis Hau / Forbes:
Redstone: 'If Content Is King, Copyright Is Its Castle'
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2007
IEBlog:
IE Automatic Component Activation (Changes to IE ActiveX Update)